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Chair, Advanced Nursing Practice and Science (Assist/Assoc/Full Professor - Tenure Track)

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, 85724

Posting Number: req19924

Department: College of Nursing

Location: University of Arizona Health Sciences

Address: 1305 N Martin Ave, Tucson, AZ 85721 USA

Position Highlights

The College of Nursing is actively seeking a visionary and dynamic leader to join us as the Chair of the Advanced Nursing Practice and Science (ANPS) Department.

As the Department Chair, you play a pivotal role in advancing the department's mission and vision. We are seeking an accomplished and creative leader and researcher who can build upon the existing foundations of excellence within the department and drive advancements in both research and educational initiatives.

Key aspects of this role include conducting a robust program of extramurally funded research, mentoring diverse faculty and staff to foster their professional growth, and ensuring a supportive and collaborative environment. You will oversee the department's budget, resources, and academic programs.

The position is expected to be appointed at 1.0 with .50 FTE assigned to the administrative role of department chair. The remaining FTE assignment will focus on research and service. Opportunities are available for teaching in the PhD program.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

College / Department 

  • Provide open, transparent, and regular communication with department faculty, staff, students, and stakeholders about College and university strategic goals, vision and mission.
  • Maintain department level shared governance in accordance with established College of Nursing policies.
  • Oversees recruitment, retention, and management of personnel, including workload distributions, annual performance reviews, promotions, salary decisions, and disciplinary actions.
  • Maintains a respectful, inclusive, and productive environment between the department, the college, and the University.
  • Collaborates with faculty and staff to complete academic program evaluations, academic program revisions and accreditation within department, as appropriate.
  • Mentors faculty to grow external funding for programs within the department.
  • Maintains an active, externally funded program of research.

University, Campus, External

  • Collaborates with inter-institutional and inter-disciplinary offices and groups as needed.
  • Create visibility within and beyond the unit for unit initiatives.
  • Broker partnerships with community leaders and agencies for synergistic interface.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Earned doctorate (Ph.D.) in Nursing or related field. If earned doctorate is not in Nursing, a graduate degree in Nursing is required.
  • Distinguished record of achievement in research and service commensurate with an appointment at the rank of Full Professor, Associate Professor, or Assistant Professor.
  • Eligible for Arizona RN license.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior leadership experience in higher education.
  • Experience with online, in-person, and hybrid programs.

FLSA: Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

Job FTE: 1.0

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Academic Administration

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: DOE

Compensation Type: salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)

Type of criminal background check required: Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to job duties)

Number of Vacancies: 1

Contact Information for Candidates

College of Nursing Human Resources |

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Curriculum Vitae (CV), Cover Letter, and Three Additional Documents

Special Instructions to Applicant

Required Materials:

Current Curriculum Vitae, Cover Letter, and:

1) Leadership Statement.

2) Statement of Research Interests.

3) Statement of Teaching Philosophy.

*If invited for an interview, please be prepared to provide three professional references, including their names, positions, and contact information.

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As a Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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